Gaku Ishiwata

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Gaku Ishiwata

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JapaneseEnglish

Contact Information

TEL
+81-3-5223-7753
FAX
+81-3-5223-7653

Practice Areas

Gaku Ishiwata:Awards

Awards
Top Ranking Received From The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2019
Awards
Top rankings received in The Nikkei's "Corporate Legal Affairs and Lawyer Survey 2018"
Awards
Top Ranking Received From Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

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Gaku Ishiwata:News

Public Service
Gaku Ishiwata became the member of the Fair M&A Study Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Firm News
Firm's lawyers take part in the creation of the "Guidebook for Introducing New Stock-based Compensation ("Restricted Stock") as Board Members' Compensation to Encourage Companies to Promote Proactive Business Management," released by the Corporate System
Public Service
Gaku Ishiwata becomes a member of the Working Group on New M&A Schemes and Other Matters formed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

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Gaku Ishiwata:Seminars

Nov. 16, 2010MHM Seminars
MHM Seminar
Jul. 29, 2008External Seminars
"Largest-Ever Buyout By A Foreign Company - A Legal Perspective"
Nov. 7, 2007MHM Seminars
MHM Seminar

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Gaku Ishiwata:Publications

Book Article
"Changes in M&A"
Book Article
"Legal Practice for Handling Corporate Crises and Wrongdoing Cases [2nd ed.]"
Book
"Changes in Shareholders Meetings"

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Gaku Ishiwata:Other

Background

  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 1995)
  • University of Chicago Law School (LL.M., 2001)
  • with Davis Polk & Wardwell (2001-2002)

Major Activities

  • Member of Committee for Study of Limited Liability Companies, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2002-2003)
  • Member of Committee for Study of Tax Framework for Corporate Acquisitions, Divisions and Other Corporate Reorganizations, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2004-2005)
  • Member of Corporate Value Study Group, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2004-)
  • Member of Committee for Study of Japanese LLP, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2004-2005)
  • Member of First Subcommittee, Sectional Committee on Financial System, Financial System Council (2005-2006)
  • Lecturer at Kyoto University Law School (2007-2016)
  • Outside Director of Xebio Holdings Co., Ltd. (2008-) 
  • Member of Study Group for Employee Stock Ownership Plan, organized by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2008-)
  • Member of Working Group Regarding New Scheme etc. for M&A, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2010-)
  • Member of Liaison Conference on Corporate Governance, organized by Financial Services Agency (2010-)
  • Member of Disclosure System Working Group, Specialized Legal System Study Group, Financial Services Agency (2011-)
  • Outside Director of United Arrows Ltd. (2013-)
  • Outside Director of Digital Hearts Holdings Co., Ltd. (2018-)
  • Member of the Fair M&A Study Group, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2018-)

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 1997; New York, 2002
Daini Tokyo Bar Association
New York State Bar Association